Henry Cavill’s Zack Snyder’s Justice League Co-Star Lost and Gained Almost 100 lbs for $167M Marvel Movie: “It was a very physical performance”

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Jared Leto is renowned for transforming himself completely into his roles, whether that involves gaining weight or simply changing into a different man. The Academy Award-winning actor has gained a reputation for his commitment to his roles, including losing weight, regaining it, and donning prosthetics to become completely unrecognizable.

Jared Leto
Jared Leto

Even the people who work with Leto feel as if they aren’t actually interacting with the actor because of how completely he gets into his characters. He starred in the heartbreaking Requiem for a Dream in 2000, shedding 28 pounds by eating only raw vegetables for two months.

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Jared Leto’s Incredible Body Transformations

He underwent a drastic weight loss to portray a scientist with a rare blood condition in the comic book movie Morbius. Leto gave his all to the role of Dr. Michael Morbius, a biochemist who unintentionally transforms into a vampire after a life-saving experiment goes wrong in the movie. During the course of filming, Leto had to quickly transition from being ill to being musclebound.

Jared Leto indulges in some morbius memes on twitter
Jared Leto in Morbius

In an interview with Comic Book Movie, when asked about the shift in body weight before and after with Michael, Jared Leto said,

It was a very physical performance and very physically challenging. A huge transformation happens, and in some ways, it was like developing three characters in one.”

Losing weight is different because there’s something about that restraint that we humans have explored for thousands of years,” Leto continued. “You know, restriction, meditation as a way to find oneself, as a spiritual part of a spiritual quest. And there’s something to that process that is interesting.”

Leto considers gaining a bigger hurdle than losing weight, saying, “When you lose weight, your body naturally wants to come back.”


He further said, “I’ve been 207 pounds and I’ve been about 109 pounds for films. So I’ve run the gamut.

Morbius is kind of the perfect film for me and the things that I’m interested in as an actor, which is big physical challenges [and] emotional challenges.”

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Jared Leto Amazed Audiences with Physical Transformations

Leto’s commitment to fully enacting the essence of each character can be seen in his striking physical transformations. Leto has repeatedly shown that he is willing to go to great lengths in order to deliver outstanding performances, whether it is through extreme weight fluctuations or dramatic cosmetic changes.

Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club
Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club

Leto played Rayon, a transgender woman with HIV/AIDS, in the critically acclaimed movie Dallas Buyers Club. Leto underwent a dramatic physical. transformation in order to accurately portray the character. He lost a substantial amount of weight. On the other hand, for the role of Mark David Chapman, the disturbed assassin of John Lennon, Leto gained almost 70 pounds.

Jared Leto’s ability to embody a diverse range of characters through his remarkable physical changes stands as a testament to his talent and commitment as an actor.

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Source: ComiBookMovie

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